Since 1928, the Kerfoot family has lived on the shores of Gunflint Lake, preserving the natural landscape while outfitting travelers with camping and canoeing necessities. With equipment packages and organized trips, they help visitors explore the 1,000,000-acre natural-wilderness system and its assortment of more than 1,000 clearwater lakes. Cabins with bunk beds and showers dot the campgrounds, placing visitors in the midst of moose, deer, beavers, eagles, and Tigger. Eight ziplines reach high above the tree canopy, allowing guests to soar past 300-year-old white-pine trees. The camp's location also provides an opportunity to view the northern lights in the clear night sky.
John and Lynn O'Kane have been dedicated to outfitting explorers for treks for more than 32 years, guided by a wealth of experience and membership in the Professional Paddlesports Association. They offer a variety of services to arm adventurers for canoeing, camping, and other outdoor escapades with complete packages stocked with all the necessary goods, from ultralight aluminum canoes to live bait for fishing. To help visitors make the most of their forays into the wilderness, they offer customized route planning service and select routes most suited to travelers’ desires, experience levels, and abilities to follow bread-crumb trails. Back at base, there's a bunkhouse available for rent (upon availability) where campers can enjoy time in Ely before or after they set out on their treks.